Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Bowood House and Gardens are open for the 2022 Season from 1 April – 1 November 2022.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. NEW for 2022, The Activity Barn within The Den, a new area focusing on fun activities for the intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (mid April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2022 - 1 Nov 2022)

* Bowood House & Gardens are open from 1st April – 1st November 2022


  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Further Information


  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - An area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • vald2022
      Well worth a visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st May 2022
      Beautiful Gardens, lovely to stroll around. Spectacular views.. House has so much history in it, and well worth a look. Nice cafe, huge play area for kids, nice shop. Read full review
    • Cherriesfan99
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      It is a lovely relaxed day in a charming, elegant location.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 28th May 2022
      Very clear and sensible management of this beautiful property and its surroundings: the golf course, hotel and spa, have a separate entrance from the children's play area, the House and the... Read full review
    • helenedI2706IZ
      Cwmbran, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Never again
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 1st June 2022
      Total waste of money. It was raining when we visited but normally locations like this are good whatever the weather. However what we got for our entry fee was merely a 2nd rate exhibition. This... Read full review

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